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John discussing politics with this years Uprising applicants in Manchester last week.

John discussing politics with this years UpRising alumni in Manchester last week.

Last week, I hosted a visit by Nick Clegg to Manchester. Before the main speeches, I spent some time with the alumni of UpRising.

UpRising is a charity who aim to open pathways to civic society and create future leaders in political and public life.

The free programme is open to young people across Greater Manchester. The 2014 programme is due to start in March, and the deadline for applications is a week today, the 21st February. This is your chance to make a difference in your local area!

The programme is part time and takes place in the evening in order to fit around your work, study and other commitments. During the programme you will take part in seminars and workshops in order to gain valuable skills and knowledge and will also be assigned a personal coach and a mentor to help you along the way. The programme culminates in the design and delivery of a social action campaign where you work with fellow UpRisers to tackle a real social issue in your area.

This is a great opportunity and I would encourage anyone who is eligible and thinking to apply to go for it! UpRising is a fantastic charity and the alumni I have met have had nothing but positive experiences to share about their time.

For more information visit http://www.uprising.org.uk/

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